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    Grapefruit

    Grapefruit

    Get to know our Healthy Food of the Week: The Grapefruit! There are many health benefits to the Grapefruit, making it a great food to boost your overall health and pinpoint certain health concerns.

    Cellular Cleansing

    Grapefruit - Cellular Cleansing

    There are many cosmetic products on the market that contain grapefruit. Ever wonder why? This is because grapefruit has natural acids that help to cleanse the skin. Grapefruit is also high in vitamin c and potassium, helping to protect the skin, support cellular cleansing, and can help to tighten and tone your skin.

    Improves Diabetes

    Blood Sugar

    Grapefruit has been found to have compounds that can increase a bodies sensitivity to blood glucose (insulin resistance). People with diabetes have an increased resistance to blood glucose. When their bodies increase in sensitivity to blood glucose it can help reduce some of the symptoms and effects of diabetes. Keep in mind that has been known to cause diverse side effects and contradict a large number of medications. It is important to check with your doctor before including grapefruit into your diet if you are on any medications.

    Weight Loss

    Grapefruit - Weight Loss

    Grapefruit is a well-known super food when it comes to weight loss. Not only is it a low calorie substitute for a meal or snack, but it is also loaded with fiber. Fiber will help to keep you full longer, helping to avoid unhealthy snacking or cravings.

    Increase Energy

    Grapefruit Energy

    Grapefruits are known to have many benefits for the body, one of which is the ability to fight fatigue and raise the body’s metabolic rate. They contain a high amount of fat burning enzymes, pectin, and other metabolic and energy increasing nutrients

    Again, because grapefruit can interact with a variety of different drugs, it is incredibly important to check with your doctor before including this citrus fruit into your diet.

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